Tessa Thompson at the Avengers: Endgame red carpet premiere on Monday, 22 April, commented that she has no qualms in addressing her character, Valkyrie’s sexuality. The actress who plays the role of Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, says that she played her character as bisexual.
"“In the canon, (Valkyrie) is bisexual. You see her with women and men, so that was my intention in playing her”" - Tessa Thompson
"Obviously, at the forefront of most of these stories is not typically their romantic life. They have big stakes, like saving the world, so that tends to sort of trump."
Speaking for Valkyrie, Thompson speculated that the character might not limit her post-world-saving spooning to just one Avenger.
"I hear on the Internet there's been a lot of triangular conversations around Captain Marvel, Valkyrie, and Thor, and I think a communal spoon - just a spoon between friends that are hard-working would be a nice thing.
"“It could be poly amorous, why not? A thruple. With Thor in the baby spoon. It’s like there’s Valkyrie, Captain Marvel, and then whoever’s sort of holding him, is what I’m thinking,”"
Thompson also offered her thoughts on Captain Marvel, which grossed over $1 billion and to date is the only female-led Marvel film.
"“Captain Marvel just broke the ceiling off and dissipated myths about what women can do in these spaces and society. So it feels like we are really entering a new phase of Marvel.”" - Tessa Thompson
Speaking of Stan Lee’s vision, she also said that it’s great that real life narratives are being included in the Marvel Universe.
Avengers: Endgame will hit the theaters this Friday.
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